You have access to glamorous lines of untouched powder, and all you're missing is the Folsom BTO Ski. This wide stick craves the steepest lines and the deepest snow, but you won't have to give it up on the days when you're ripping corduroy or crud, either. A rockered tip and tail keep the ski maneuverable on hardpack and work to keep you afloat in deep powder, while camber underfoot gives you the edge hold and power transfer you require when you're opening up your speed on steep faces.
The poplar and bamboo core makes the BTO relatively light and enjoyably lively, but still keeps it stiff enough to give you a stable platform at high speeds. A carbon fiber laminate steps up the stiffness game a notch, working to dampen vibrations and maintain torsional rigidity yet still keeping the ski fun and responsive. As you make big, arcing turns, you'll notice the powerful edge hold that's provided by the vertical UHMW sidewalls. This big-mountain-hungry package is complete with a sintered base, providing a speedy plank that is ready to eat whatever you point it towards.
- Take down your biggest lines with this hard-charging ski
- Wide 117mm waist offers easy float in waist-deep powder
- Rockered tip and tail move through deep snow and crud with ease
- Underfoot camber provides reliable edge hold in firm conditions
- Wood core dampens vibrations and keeps each turn fun and energetic
- Carbon fiber laminate adds stiffness and stability at high speeds
- Vertical sidewalls make edges grip efficiently on hard snow
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.